An abrasion is a light scrape that affects only the epidermal layer of the skin. With an abrasion, skin is damaged or removed, often by something scraping against the skin. When an abrasion occurs, the body forms a scab by sending specialized blood cells, called platelets, and fibrous cells, called fibrin, to the wound; these combine to form a tough, rough, shell, called a scab, that protects the abrasion from contamination and infection during healing. During the skin healing process, the body sends collagen to the abrasion; its fibers reconnect the edges of the wound, building a bridge of new skin. Abrasion scabs are usually quite thin, and particularly susceptible to itching and painful cracking. Wound-Be-Gone, when applied immediately to a freshly cleaned abrasion, prevents the formation of a scab by keeping the wound constantly moist. In this way, the abrasion maintains flexibility, with no potential for itching and cracking. Wound-Be-Gone® relieves the pain, speeds healing, and prevents scarring.